EASY ROOT for LG-P500 (June 2011)

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  1. Tom Ford

    Tom Ford New Member

    In my previous thread I voiced problems with rooting a brand new LG-P500 Optimus One, bought in New Zealand (but imported from HK) in May 2011.

    Android version 2.2.1 (Froyo), Kernel version, Software version V10b-Dec-07-2010. Kingston 16GB Class 4 SD card inserted and formatted.

    I can now confirm, that as of last night the phone is successfully rooted!

    I am not an expert, just a guy that likes to have things set-up my way rather than the Google way.

    I have used the GingerBreak-v1.20.apk and followed simple instructions posted on XDA [26.04.2011][v1.2] GingerBreak APK (root for GingerBread) - xda-developers (Thank you, Chainfire, I am about to send some paypal donation $$ your way).

    My experience:

    - Downloaded the above .apk to my desktop (booted to win xp running on 24" iMac via bootcamp - I normally use the OSX side for work)

    - Used Advanced Task Killer app to manually kill all the useless running apps.

    - Connected the phone to the iMac (I already had the LG Suite and drivers), turned on USB storage and Debugging + ticked the Settings/Applications/Unknown sources (everything else off, phone only on 2G network).

    - Copied the Gingerbreak to the phone then used Root Explorer app to find it, installed it

    - Again made sure no other apps were running before I touched the root button

    - The .apk did its thing, only took about a minute before the phone rebooted itself and maybe 2-3 min. for the actual reboot to finish

    - Everything fine, the .apk installed Super User too.

    - Used Root Explorer to go to "system/apps", touched the "mount R/W" button and deleted all the factory crap I didn't want on my phone: facebook, twitter, and a bunch of useless Asian business apps that all kept on launching in the background by default, all the silly ringtones I would never use and awful stock wallpapers

    - Installed Ad Free Android app

    - Phone now runs nice the way I want it, happy!


    Found a very good and easy software for one touch transfer of DVDs to the LG-P500 (for the kids in the car) - http://www.ripcat.com/dc4.0tr.zip

    Keep up the good work all you clever computer geeks out there, cheers!


  2. Hey buddy... Can u plz make a review of the rooting that u followed... I dont understand technical terms. :-/ :p
  3. UtilityPole

    UtilityPole Member

    I tried to download the .apk file onto my phone, but it's not appearing under my 'DOWNLOADS' section on my phone's menu! What am I doing wrong?
  4. vipul619

    vipul619 Well-Known Member

    here guys try this.

    in simple steps
    just put d apk in ur mem card. and install gingerbreak.. click on root, n leave phone aside till it restarts..

  5. androidfan lg

    androidfan lg New Member

    i used gingerbreak to root my lg optimus one android 2.3.3 but it didnt work...is there any other app for rooting
  6. Djordje343

    Djordje343 New Member

    I tried gingerbreak on my p500, it doesn't work
  7. obsidianwings

    obsidianwings Well-Known Member

    I rooted mine using superoneclick, tryed gingerbreak and didn't work for me, I think as above it is for froyo not gingerbread.
  8. spljoe

    spljoe Member

    I am unable to download the file GingerBreak v1.20 ... trying all day long ... only 33kb downloads and then stops ... Could anyone pls send the file as attachment to my email ... spljoe@gmail.com ... pls do help ...

    USB Mass Storage not working; so cannot try other rooting methods.

  9. jmm92108

    jmm92108 Well-Known Member

    I tried Gingerbreak a couple times and it didn't work. Then I found your thread and followed the directions exactly and it worked. Thanks!

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